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eBook 10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn't Help ePub

by Benjamin Wiker

  • ISBN: 1596980559
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Benjamin Wiker
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing; 1st Edition edition (April 15, 2008)
  • Pages: 260
  • ePub book: 1199 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1763 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 833

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Witty, shocking, and instructive, 10 Books That Screwed Up the World offers a quick education on the worst ideas in. .Here with the antidote is Professor Benjamin Wiker.

Witty, shocking, and instructive, 10 Books That Screwed Up the World offers a quick education on the worst ideas in human history-and how we can avoid them in the future. In his scintillating new book, 10 Books That Screwed Up the World (and 5 Others That Didn’t Help), he seizes each of these evil books by its malignant heart and exposes it to the light of day. In this witty, learned, and provocative exposé, you’ll learn:, Why Machiavelli’s The Prince was the inspiration for a long list of tyrannies (Stalin had it on his nightstand).

Here with the antidote is Professor Benjamin Wiker. Benjamin Wiker is a writer, teacher, lecturer, husband of one wife, and father of seven children. in Theological Ethics from Vanderbilt University, an . in Religion from Vanderbilt University, and a . in Political Philosophy from Furman University.

This book is a companion to my 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read, which takes readers on a tour of the good .

This book is a companion to my 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read, which takes readers on a tour of the good books, the books that your children should be reading even if their professors aren't assigning them. From the Inside Flap. In his scintillating new book, 10 Books That Screwed Up the World (And 5 Others That Didn't Help), he seizes each of these evil books by its malignant heart and exposes it to the light of day. In this witty, learned, and provocative exposé, you'll learn

Witty, shocking, and instructive, 10 Books That Screwed Up the World offers a quick education on the worst ideas . Quite a few people hated it giving it only one star, and a few admitted that they were so upset they never finished it. Two people were so incensed that they said they wanted to physically harm the author. Witty, shocking, and instructive, 10 Books That Screwed Up the World offers a quick education on the worst ideas in human history-and how we can avoid them in the future.

Wiker draws a sound line through Machiavelli and Social Darwinism to Nazi-ism, but his attempt to paint Hobbes with the same brush is unconvincing

Wiker draws a sound line through Machiavelli and Social Darwinism to Nazi-ism, but his attempt to paint Hobbes with the same brush is unconvincing. He exposes the mythical basis of liberal philosophy, but does not quite explain the superiority of the Christian mythology and what's so bad about doing whatever we want as long as it does not directly hurt others.

You've heard of the Great Books?These are their evil opposites. You've heard of the "Great Books"? These are their evil opposites. From Machiavelli's The Prince to Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto to Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, these "influential" books have led to war, genocide, totalitarian oppression, family breakdown, and disastrous social experiments.

p38 Hobbes' "way out" of this state of war screwed up things even more. Out of the chaos, an agreement to mutually limit each person's liberty

p14 "Machiavelli is the original ns philosopher. p15 "necessity, if one is to be a great prince, of being a great pretender. p38 Hobbes' "way out" of this state of war screwed up things even more. Out of the chaos, an agreement to mutually limit each person's liberty. But this gives a picture of society as something alien to our nature, but just a necessary strategy to avoid the "poor, nasty, brutish and short" life.

Benjamin Wiker brilliantly and wittily distills some of history’s most dangerous and damaging thinking in "10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn’t Help"

Benjamin Wiker brilliantly and wittily distills some of history’s most dangerous and damaging thinking in "10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn’t Help". From Machiavelli’s "The Prince" to Karl Marx’s "The Communist Manifesto" to Alfred Kinsey’s "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male", these influential books have led to war, genocide, totalitarian oppression, family breakdown, and disastrous social experiments

You've heard of the "Great Books"?These are their evil opposites. From Machiavelli's The Prince to Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto to Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, these "influential" books have led to war, genocide, totalitarian oppression, family breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And yet these authors' bad ideas are still popular and pervasive--in fact, they might influence your own thinking without your realizing it. Here with the antidote is Professor Benjamin Wiker. In his scintillating new book, 10 Books That Screwed Up the World (And 5 Others That Didn't Help), he seizes each of these evil books by its malignant heart and exposes it to the light of day. In this witty, learned, and provocative exposé, you'll learn: * Why Machiavelli's The Prince was the inspiration for a long list of tyrannies (Stalin had it on his nightstand)* How Descartes' Discourse on Method "proved" God's existence only by making Him a creation of our own ego* How Hobbes' Leviathan led to the belief that we have a "right" to whatever we want* Why Marx and Engels's Communist Manifesto could win the award for the most malicious book ever written* How Darwin's The Descent of Man proves he intended "survival of the fittest" to be applied to human society* How Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil issued the call for a world ruled solely by the "will to power"* How Hitler's Mein Kampf was a kind of "spiritualized Darwinism" that accounts for his genocidal anti-Semitism* How the pansexual paradise described in Margaret Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa turned out to be a creation of her own sexual confusions and aspirations* Why Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male was simply autobiography masquerading as science Witty, shocking, and instructive, 10 Books That Screwed Up the World offers a quick education on the worst ideas in human history--and how we can avoid them in the future.

Comments

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Great read by a great author. Dr. Wiker takes you on a journey from...
* Why Machiavelli's The Prince was the inspiration for a long list of tyrannies (Stalin had it on his nightstand)
* How Descartes' Discourse on Method "proved" God's existence only by making Him a creation of our own ego
* How Hobbes' Leviathan led to the belief that we have a "right" to whatever we want
* Why Marx and Engels's Communist Manifesto could win the award for the most malicious book ever written
* How Darwin's The Descent of Man proves he intended "survival of the fittest" to be applied to human society
* How Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil issued the call for a world ruled solely by the "will to power"
* How Hitler's Mein Kampf was a kind of "spiritualized Darwinism" that accounts for his genocidal anti-Semitism
* How the pansexual paradise described in Margaret Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa turned out to be a creation of her own sexual confusions and aspirations
* Why Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male was simply autobiography masquerading as science
I posted the summary of this book because I think that it makes you (the reader) more aware of the content and substance that this book is dealing with. I like that Dr. Wiker takes Darwin to task because Darwin idea is definitely one of the most malignant in the history of mankind...remember WW2.
Brother Albert
Golkis Golkis
This book is my first exposure to some of these horrid philosophies and it is really interesting to see the underlying assumptions that are common to all of them: There is no God and humans are animals. When one combines these assumptions with a strong desire to justify your own perversions and desires as "right" you can quickly bring hell to earth as we saw in the 20th century and continue to see today. Thank you for writing this biok it was fantastic!
Siratius Siratius
It's always fascinating to see how, over the centuries, ideas changed and who contributed changing those ideas.
Orevise Orevise
Great book. Be prepared to hit YouTube.com before each chapter to watch a few refresher videos to get acclimated. Worth while; great book
Thordigda Thordigda
OH my goodness is this an engaging book. I can tend toward the sensitive side, so am thankful that Mr. Wiker goes above and beyond to convey the points of each book as some of them I would be unable to read simply because my mind can sometimes dwell on the less than lovely parts of history to my own detriment. Mr. Wiker is engaging as well making the introduction to the study of philosophy enjoyable for the high school student as well as the adult. Very pleased.
Contancia Contancia
I found the book to be interesting and revealing. I would recommend it to any truth seeking Christian. It is very well written.
Deorro Deorro
I'm very glad I bought this book. I will refer to it often. The used book was in good shape. I want to hear more from this author.
Brillant!